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Review of Izamal Ruins

Izamal Ruins
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Owner description: Headquarters of Bishop Landa, the friar who both destroyed the ancient Mayan civilization by burning its codexes, and preserved it for posterity by providing the only written documentation of Mayan society.
Reviewed 31 August 2013

There are several pyramids in Izamal and you should climb at least one to get a view of the city and imagine it as it was in its heyday. Unlike most of the more spectacular ruins, these are not surrounded and isolated by jungle but right in the town. And one is especially tall and broad based. Locals enjoy them as parks, a place to drink beer after work, take your kids for an outing or kiss your sweetheart.

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Reviewed 2 August 2013

I've visited the city of Izamal twice and each time it grows even more special in my heart. The fact that you can explore this small yellow city and find 7 standing pyramids that were not used in the buildings or for walls is pretty magical. And even thought they might no be restored, when you climb Kinich Kokmo , you can see for miles and sense the majestic feeling of those that lived there before the yellow colonials grew upon this ground. This particular pyramid has a pyramid built on top of the pyramid. I don't believe I realized until this trip how wide this pyramid expanded until we took a horse and buggy ride around town seeing the ruins.
I have seen many pyramids throughout the yucatan. There are many that are magnificient and more ornate. But the relation between the city and the town makes it very special to me.

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Kinich Kokmo is just outside the main downtown area, and the short scramble up to the top offers great views of the city and surrounding countryside.

Thank mrsirin
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

There was something about this whole colonial Spanish city built around and on top of these ancient Mayan pyramids that was magical. And the present day town is incorporated into them as well. So you will see a very pleasant ordinary house with the laundry hanging neatly in the yard and right next door is a ruin of a 1500year old pyramid.

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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Been traveling the Mexican Yucatan for 25 years and this has the largest base of any pyramids I've seen. Easy to climb and well maintained.

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